“Send me an Austrian explosive bullet”

Colonel Stanley Leonard Barry (1873-1943), a career soldier and Boer War veteran, was ADC to the Commander in Chief of the British Expeditionary Force in France. He was the youngest son of Sir Francis Tress Barry, MP for Windsor 1890-1906, and had grown up at St Leonard’s Hill in Clewer. For more about the explosive bullets, see here.

British Army

Dear Glyn

Don’t forget to send me one of those Austrian explosive bullets cut in half like the one you had over here.

Things fairly quiet here at present & no news.

Yours truly, Stanley Barry

July 17 [1915]

Letter from Stanley Barry to Ralph Glyn (D/EGL/C31/10)